SCOR Visiting Scholars Program
Closing Date: 29/12/2023
Support for ocean scientists from any country for travel to provide education and mentorship relevant to ocean science at developing country institutions.
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), based in the United States, is a non-profit organisation that seeks to address interdisciplinary science questions relating to the ocean.
Set up in 2009, SCOR’s Visiting Scholars Program supports ocean scientists from developed and developing countries who have time available to teach short courses and provide extended on-site education and mentorship relevant to ocean science at developing country institutions. The initiative is a partnership between SCOR and local hosts. Funding for the programme is derived from the US National Science Foundation, national SCOR committees and crowdfunding.
The overarching aim of the scheme is to inspire, motivate and inform students and faculty at developing institutions, while also building long-term and sustainable collaborations and capacity. These scholarships are not intended to directly support research, although collaborative research may be an outcome of a visit.
Applicants should already have selected a host institution, but SCOR may potentially be able to help identify hosts before the application is made.